67-year-old Irish national based in Nigeria, James Turner, accused by his 31-year-old Nigerian girlfriend of deliberately infecting her with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, has said he slept with no fewer than six other ladies, Vanguard reports.
Turner also confessed to have sent his wife back to the Republic of Ireland, when his status was confirmed, in order not to infect her with the virus. Among the girls Turner had slept with was his girlfriend friend. The concerned ladies, it was gathered, were all commercial sex workers.
However, unconfirmed reports said he had slept with more than six ladies. His girlfriend, Helen, reported Turner to the police last Friday, after the latter reneged on his promise to settle the former with N2.5m.
Helen said that she stumbled on the anti-retroviral drugs her lover of eight years had been secretly taking, four months after his status was confirmed. Turner, was released on bail, weekend, to treat himself of an injury he sustained on one of his elbows, from which he was bleeding.
Police, however, assured that measures had been put in place to prevent him from further infection of other ladies. Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, said:
“We are waiting for expert’s opinion to conclude the charge against the suspect.”